This page is photo intensive -- it'll take a moment to
download. So sit back and take a moment to read about our new range.
We have a new and very expansive cowboy
town at the new county gun-range. The Castle Gate Town is nestled
in the rear hills of Carbon County's North Springs Shooting Range,
just south of Price, Utah. The Castle Gate Town features one and two-story
building fronts covering 16 bays, a "buffalo" long-range and a
"hospitality shack" with electricity, a full kitchen and much
needed bathrooms. It's quite an impressive improvement over our old and
much loved range. Unfortunately, our old range lacks basic utilities and
a lot of other amenities -- like plumbing and electricity! Our old range
has also fallen prey to vandalization.
Our new range is also the biggest cowboy
town in the region -- and that includes other states! All total, there are
16 bays with a few long-range side bays. There are many false-fronted bays
that allow for scenarios, but there are many steel targets inside -- some
of which are reactive.
This range wouldn't exist without the
thousands of hours (if not months) of work put in by people like Don Burge
and Ernie Bentley. Not only did they have "logistics headaches",
but they took more abusive flack than any people should have to. (Who would
have thought that requests for heavy weight long-life targets and basic
water drainage would cause so many problems... or SueAnn suggesting area
historical names for the buildings for that matter!) A lot of the credit
also goes to our forward thinking County Commissioners, who -- for multiple
reasons -- helped with the North Springs Shooting Range's creation! Hopefully,
we'll see the end of our beautiful desert littered with the carcasses of
shot up refrigerators, washers, ovens, computers and historical buildings!
Special thanks also goes to Carbon County for expanding the North Springs
Shooting Range through it's various future stages.
The Balanced Rock Regulators look forward
to many years using and promoting the North Springs Shooting Range.
Questions about the North Springs Shooting Range's other venues can be directed
to 435-636-3705 or 650-7728.
NOTE: June 2008: Due to the on-going North Springs Shooting Range Soap
Opera, accessiblity issues, our stolen property, some major safety hazards
due to short bays and lead splash back and the Range Master and his cronies
refusing to acknowledge our rights or visitors to the range (even while
we have paid for and reserved the Cowboy Town) while making false accusations
against us (proven false after an investigation and commissioner hearing)
so that the Range Master 'forces the two groups back together into the Posse
under his command'... the Balanced Rock Regulators are not currently supporting,
endorsing nor using the North Springs Shooting Range!
We are using the Pinnacle
Peak Shooting Range while working with a non-profit organization to create
a secondary private range.